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Screen_Shot_2015-01-05_at_8.41.59_PMPeacework International has commenced work in various communities in the Orange Walk District. Today a part of the team commenced a workshop with interested persons on first aid. Instructors included personnel from Gateway Technical College who have teamed up with Peacework directors to conduct this year’s activities in Belize.


Nursing Instructor – Gateway Technical College


“This is important to learn because there are thousands of people that are injured in the work place, in the home or in the school, all we want to make sure that our participants are prepared and that they recognize, prevent and are able to treat emergencies and also that they know how to seek medical care.”


Dalila Ical – Reporter


“From the group that you see here, does any one person has prior training to this or is this really their first encounter with this kind of training?”


Nursing Instructor – Gateway Technical College


“The student here today, this is their first encounter with any kind of first date or CPR.”


Dalila Ical – Reporter


“How has it been going so far?”


Nursing Instructor – Gateway Technical College


“It has been going fabulous the participants as well the student that I brought from the college has been very flexible and everybody has been actively participating and having a really great time.”


Greg Potter – Field Director, Peacework Intl.


“Besides the first day of training, the human services will be working with Eldrid Neal in the office going to the different secondary schools to teach about PAM, Police against Marijuana, and then the medical students will be in the hospital in the next two days working in the maternity ward and also the emergency room area and getting an idea of what is working well in Belize and also to teach themselves and to teach some things from the states.”

 

Dalila Ical – Reporter


“How dos the groups identify the sectors you are going to work with when you come to Belize as this being about the 20th year you guys are here?”


Greg Potter – Field Director, Peacework Intl.


“It is a combination and a carrying of passions where the students were passionate about medical skills and being able to save lives and they are being paired with people in Belize who are also passionate about the same things and it is a beautiful combination, if more people want to check on what we are doing we are also having a health fair in Santa Martha on Friday from 9 until 3 and we will be teaching a little bit of the first aid, the physical therapy and the students will be there and the Human Services will be targeting the PAM and there will be a hand washing seminars and I believe doctors will be there doing some little things like vaccinations and stuff  and it will just be a great celebration in Santa Martha for the day.”


Many young men and women attended today’s workshop, and we spoke with Edmundo Reyes who participated.

 

Edmundo Reyes – Participant


“It is a very interesting course for us this first aid training and I believe it will assist us since we are future teachers and definitely we will use it in the classroom and anywhere as well.”


Dalila Ical – Reporter


“So far how has it been going for you?”


Edmundo Reyes – Participant


“It has been great and I have been learning a lot and I do encourage others and anyone to take the course it is really helpful.”


The Peacework team is working on different projects that fall under human services, health, physical therapy, IT, horticulture and early childhood education. They are in Belize until January 11th.

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